Sew Over It have beautifully re-branded and updated their paper patterns and are now available in two size ranges.
Want to start dressmaking but don’t know where to begin? The Ultimate Shift Dress would make an ideal first project!
The pattern is designed with beginners in mind, and will guide you through the basics of dressmaking. Learn how to create bust darts and attach all-in-one facings like a pro. With no tricky zips or buttonholes to master, simply pop the dress on over your head and fasten with a hook and eye. It even comes with a free maternity sewing pattern hack.
But don’t forget, with loads of options for customisation, including adding sleeves, sleeve frills and turning the dress into a top, there is plenty of scope for a more advanced dressmaker to play around and have fun!
The Ultimate Shift Dress sewing pattern comes in two size ranges. This pattern is UK size 6 – 20. For size 18 – 30 please see the listing here.
The Ultimate Shift Dress is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.
The Ultimate Shift Dress is an extremely versatile pattern when it comes to fabric. Most light or medium weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, wool, crepe or even silk (if you’re feeling adventurous!) will work. Just remember that slippery fabrics are harder to sew!
See the chart in photos for details on fabric requirements.
Like all Sew over It patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
- Keep your pattern in one piece and trace your size, use our 90cm wide tracing paper … You’ll find it here.